should a 2-POP be placed 2 seconds before the first frame of a program (so called First Frame Of Action or FFOA), or 48 frames before the FFOA?
Or should it be positioned at “the end of the countdown-sequence”…which, officially, should be a 24fps sequence, and starts 10 seconds before FFOA, and ends 2 seconds before FFOA.
In a 24fps-program 48 frames is automatically equal to 2 seconds, and then the 2-pop will be placed @ t.c. 00:59:58:00.
In a 25fps-program 48 frames is less than 2 seconds, and then the 2-pop will be placed @ t.c. 00:59:58:02.
Which one is the correct and official “2-POP” ?
Wikipedia says "2 seconds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-pop
But a big, fellow, Amsterdam-based post-production studio says “48frames” in their deliveries-specs. (no link, because it’s in Dutch)
Thanks in advance for your view on this.